Director Government Affairs

IHG

About us The Director, Government Affairs advances the interests of the company with legislators, regulators and other non-governmental stakeholders i

About us The Director, Government Affairs advances the interests of the company with legislators, regulators and other non-governmental stakeholders influencing federal policy development **.** The Director must develop excellent relationships with policymakers, formulate sophisticated advocacy on a broad range of policy issues, and provide clear guidance to the business about risks and opportunities.

This role is **based in Washington, DC** and reports to the Vice President, Government Affairs.

The main aspects of this role include, but are not limited to:

Lead and oversee IHG’s engagement in federal legislative and government affairs nationally, including:

+ Identifying policy priorities through internal stakeholder engagement.

+ Develop and maintain strategic relationships to enhance the company’s profile with policymakers and their staff, working closely with stakeholders and allies.

+ Formulate and execute policy advocacy and identify developments that might impact the company on a broad range of issues.

+ Managing a multi-issue policy portfolio, including analyzing relevant legislative and regulatory and developing company positioning.

+ Represents IHG externally with stakeholders and with key trade associations.

**Provide guidance to corporate senior leadership by:**

+ Informing senior leadership and developing executive communications on federal policy matters.

+ Educating legal and operations leaders on legislative/regulatory changes that impact business activity and providing guidance as they implement compliance strategies.

**Support other Government Affairs activities and projects, including:**

+ Identifying, shaping and/or creating opportunities at public events to educate policymakers about IHG to bolster company’s reputation.

+ Developing or overseeing the creation of content for internal and external communications related to federal policy developments.

+ Supporting the Government Affairs team in executing the government affairs advocacy objectives as well as ad hoc policy issues as they arise in the AMER region.

+ Executing a clear owner engagement plan on key policy initiatives and advocacy efforts at the federal level.

**Education -**

Four-year college degree required, with advanced studies or a graduate degree in political science, public policy, law, or a related field preferred.

**Experience** –

10+ years of experience working in a federal legislative office, in a legislative affairs or policy role within a government agency, political campaign, or in a government relations role, or with a mix of government, campaign and private sector experience preferred.

**Technical Skill & Knowledge** –

+ Fluency with the federal political and legislative processes, as well as experience with grassroots and coalition management.

+ Strong verbal and written communication skills, demonstrating confidence and professional impact in front of stakeholders.

+ Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to work closely with people at all levels of the organization and explain complicated concepts in an easy-to-understand manner.

+ Demonstrated ability to work independently, with limited required direction and guidance.

+ Efficient, organized work style and an ability to prioritize quickly and confidently.

+ Strong problem-solving skills with ability to creatively develop solutions as necessary.

+ Commitment to maintain the highest personal levels of ethical conduct, confidentiality, and integrity.

Requirements The Director, Government Affairs advances the interests of the company with legislators, regulators and other non-governmental stakeholders influencing federal policy development **.** The Director must develop excellent relationships with policymakers, formulate sophisticated advocacy on a broad range of policy issues, and provide clear guidance to the business about risks and opportunities.

This role is **based in Washington, DC** and reports to the Vice President, Government Affairs.

The main aspects of this role include, but are not limited to:

Lead and oversee IHG’s engagement in federal legislative and government affairs nationally, including:

+ Identifying policy priorities through internal stakeholder engagement.

+ Develop and maintain strategic relationships to enhance the company’s profile with policymakers and their staff, working closely with stakeholders and allies.

+ Formulate and execute policy advocacy and identify developments that might impact the company on a broad range of issues.

+ Managing a multi-issue policy portfolio, including analyzing relevant legislative and regulatory and developing company positioning.

+ Represents IHG externally with stakeholders and with key trade associations.

**Provide guidance to corporate senior leadership by:**

+ Informing senior leadership and developing executive communications on federal policy matters.

+ Educating legal and operations leaders on legislative/regulatory changes that impact business activity and providing guidance as they implement compliance strategies.

**Support other Government Affairs activities and projects, including:**

+ Identifying, shaping and/or creating opportunities at public events to educate policymakers about IHG to bolster company’s reputation.

+ Developing or overseeing the creation of content for internal and external communications related to federal policy developments.

+ Supporting the Government Affairs team in executing the government affairs advocacy objectives as well as ad hoc policy issues as they arise in the AMER region.

+ Executing a clear owner engagement plan on key policy initiatives and advocacy efforts at the federal level.

**Education -**

Four-year college degree required, with advanced studies or a graduate degree in political science, public policy, law, or a related field preferred.

**Experience** –

10+ years of experience working in a federal legislative office, in a legislative affairs or policy role within a government agency, political campaign, or in a government relations role, or with a mix of government, campaign and private sector experience preferred.

**Technical Skill & Knowledge** –

+ Fluency with the federal political and legislative processes, as well as experience with grassroots and coalition management.

+ Strong verbal and written communication skills, demonstrating confidence and professional impact in front of stakeholders.

+ Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to work closely with people at all levels of the organization and explain complicated concepts in an easy-to-understand manner.

+ Demonstrated ability to work independently, with limited required direction and guidance.

+ Efficient, organized work style and an ability to prioritize quickly and confidently.

+ Strong problem-solving skills with ability to creatively develop solutions as necessary.

+ Commitment to maintain the highest personal levels of ethical conduct, confidentiality, and integrity.

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